DAN C4-SFX

dondan

SFF Guru
Original poster
DAN Cases
Feb 23, 2015
1,498
5,936
Thank you for the high activity on the survey. Nearly 1000 votes in total.

Would you buy the C4-SFX?
- 89% if i made changes or optimise the current version
- 11% not interested in

What changes to the case should be made?
- 40% made it 15mm more wide
- 30% keep it as it is with optimizations
- 25% make 12l pure sandwich
- 5% other

Would you buy the case without I/O like USB-A or USB-C?
- 56% i do not need USB
- 44% i need USB

So what will i do?
- i will make the case 15mm more wide
# gpu support up to 3slot 320mm length, 140mm height
# air cooling up to 145mm
# 280 aio support also with 45mm thick radiator

- i will make sandwich layout optional (you have to buy your own flex riser)
- gpu on top will be the new default layout
- the bottom is covered
- increase the size of the vent area on the side panels so the 280 rad will get more air
- remove the bar in the middle of the rad bracket for better airflow

- i will add one single USB-C next to the power button
- i think about removing the logo
 

Questors

Average Stuffer
Oct 28, 2018
86
41
Thank you for the high activity on the survey. Nearly 1000 votes in total.

Would you buy the C4-SFX?
- 89% if i made changes or optimise the current version
- 11% not interested in

What changes to the case should be made?
- 40% made it 15mm more wide
- 30% keep it as it is with optimizations
- 25% make 12l pure sandwich
- 5% other

Would you buy the case without I/O like USB-A or USB-C?
- 56% i do not need USB
- 44% i need USB

So what will i do?
- i will make the case 15mm more wide
# gpu support up to 3slot 320mm length, 140mm height
# air cooling up to 145mm
# 280 aio support also with 45mm thick radiator

- i will make sandwich layout optional (you have to buy your own flex riser)
- gpu on top will be the new default layout
- the bottom is covered
- increase the size of the vent area on the side panels so the 280 rad will get more air
- remove the bar in the middle of the rad bracket for better airflow

- i will add one single USB-C next to the power button
- i think about removing the logo

We are very interested in this case for a new build for the wife and have been following development. The front single USB-C is fantastic for her needs and keeps the case looking clean. Thank you for that. Neither of us are bothered by the logo, though I can understand others not wanting it. Overall the list of changes is perfect.
 

paulesko

Master of Cramming
Jul 31, 2019
392
296
Thank you for the high activity on the survey. Nearly 1000 votes in total.

Would you buy the C4-SFX?
- 89% if i made changes or optimise the current version
- 11% not interested in

What changes to the case should be made?
- 40% made it 15mm more wide
- 30% keep it as it is with optimizations
- 25% make 12l pure sandwich
- 5% other

Would you buy the case without I/O like USB-A or USB-C?
- 56% i do not need USB
- 44% i need USB

So what will i do?
- i will make the case 15mm more wide
# gpu support up to 3slot 320mm length, 140mm height
# air cooling up to 145mm
# 280 aio support also with 45mm thick radiator

- i will make sandwich layout optional (you have to buy your own flex riser)
- gpu on top will be the new default layout
- the bottom is covered
- increase the size of the vent area on the side panels so the 280 rad will get more air
- remove the bar in the middle of the rad bracket for better airflow

- i will add one single USB-C next to the power button
- i think about removing the logo
In my opinion you are going to nail it :)
 

BRSxIgnition

Airflow Optimizer
Mar 15, 2020
348
490
Not going to lie - after seeing the B4 renders and the C4 review I'm more excited for that case... but these changes may just sway me back.

Wishing you all the best on the endeavor, Dan.
 

remotebert

Efficiency Noob
Jan 13, 2021
5
5
Thank you for the high activity on the survey. Nearly 1000 votes in total.

Would you buy the C4-SFX?
- 89% if i made changes or optimise the current version
- 11% not interested in

What changes to the case should be made?
- 40% made it 15mm more wide
- 30% keep it as it is with optimizations
- 25% make 12l pure sandwich
- 5% other

Would you buy the case without I/O like USB-A or USB-C?
- 56% i do not need USB
- 44% i need USB

So what will i do?
- i will make the case 15mm more wide
# gpu support up to 3slot 320mm length, 140mm height
# air cooling up to 145mm
# 280 aio support also with 45mm thick radiator

- i will make sandwich layout optional (you have to buy your own flex riser)
- gpu on top will be the new default layout
- the bottom is covered
- increase the size of the vent area on the side panels so the 280 rad will get more air
- remove the bar in the middle of the rad bracket for better airflow

- i will add one single USB-C next to the power button
- i think about removing the logo
I like the logo. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 

DTorgue

Efficiency Noob
Aug 26, 2019
6
5
I’m glad to see the list of changes, and think it will positively improve the case. I would love to see a blasted finish for a premium, or e-coat instead of brushed.
I don’t personally mind the logo. It’s very low impact visually
 

bushonpen

Chassis Packer
May 18, 2020
16
29
I’m glad to see the list of changes, and think it will positively improve the case. I would love to see a blasted finish for a premium, or e-coat instead of brushed.
I don’t personally mind the logo. It’s very low impact visually
Wasn't the logo removable? I personally like the case without the logo, but if it is removable I think that is the best of both worlds
 
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irememberflick

Efficiency Noob
May 10, 2020
6
1
@dondan

In this picture we can see what I think looks like the C14s and the power supply facing the side of the case. However, in the optimum video he says the C14s can only be fitted if the power supply faces the front of the case

Is optimum wrong or is the picture wrong? Or maybe it isn't the c14s in the picture



 

mecher

Case Bender
New User
Jul 2, 2020
2
0
15mm more wide seem to be a good choice, I really want to upgrade from my M1 V5.
If 15mm more wide, is it possible to mount the power supply horizontal? (power supply fan face down when flip, the power supply suck air from bottom and exhaust at side panel)
When mount the SFX power at front, can we still mount two 25mm fan at side panel.
 

dondan

SFF Guru
Original poster
DAN Cases
Feb 23, 2015
1,498
5,936
15mm more wide seem to be a good choice, I really want to upgrade from my M1 V5.
If 15mm more wide, is it possible to mount the power supply horizontal? (power supply fan face down when flip, the power supply suck air from bottom and exhaust at side panel)

Like in the InWin A1?

When mount the SFX power at front, can we still mount two 25mm fan at side panel.

Do you mean the position for full C4 compatibility? If yes my answer is yes.
 

kkl888

Cable Smoosher
Dec 8, 2019
10
6
- increase the size of the vent area on the side panels so the 280 rad will get more air
Yes please! It would look good if the bezel of the side panel is thinner

- i think about removing the logo
I personally think the logo looks nice. Removing it looks a bit empty at the front panel. I tried sketching it with different versions:
With logo

Without logo

With led power button switch

With power button switch and led light indicator on top of it.

Among the versions, I'd vote for logo or power button at front panel, at least it doesn't look too empty. Just a bit of my thought =)
 
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